Yesterday, a Nintendo of America representative told Kotaku that a Virtual Console for Wii U is in the works. Although Wii Virtual Console games are not playable on the Wii U GamePad, the representative said Nintendo plans to make Wii U Virtual Console games playable solely on the new controller, which features a 6.2-inch touchscreen.
So far, we don’t know for sure whether Nintendo GameCube games will be purchasable from Wii U’s Virtual Console, but remember that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime previously said he’d love to see them on the new console.
“We do not have any specifics to share at this time. However, we are moving ahead with development of Virtual Console for Wii U, and we plan to make it so you can play it on the Wii U GamePad alone.”